The new limited-edition Polar Ice Ontario Peach is made with 100% locally grown Ontario peaches, that are used to create this naturally flavoured vodka, resulting in a smooth, juicy peach taste. It can be used as a refreshing twist to many signature cocktails, such as the Sex on the Peach, or drank straight up on the rocks.

Sex on the Peach
> A new twist on the classic “Sex on the Beach”.
> 1.5 oz. Polar Ice Ontario Peach
> 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
> 2 oz. Orange Juice
> Add all ingredients to a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

The new Polar Ice Ontario Peach is available in limited quantities exclusively in Ontario. This vodka is truly a “homegrown” product, made using only locally-grown peaches. It is quadruple distilled and triple-filtered at the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery in Windsor, Ontario.

“Polar Ice Vodka is an iconic Canadian vodka brand and is proudly produced, crafted and bottled in Ontario,” says Julio Ochoa, Brand Manager, Corby Spirit and Wine. “For this flavoured vodka, we wanted to capture a natural peach flavour from Ontario peaches, and to produce a vodka with exceptionally pure and smooth taste. We are really excited with this new launch as it’s a great opportunity to support local businesses, and to reinforce our 100% Canadian origin message. 

Here are a couple other cocktail suggestions to get you through the lazy daze of summer!

White Peach Sangria
> A perfect serve for summer by the lake.
> 1 cup (8 oz.) of Polar Ice Ontario Peach
> 1 750 mL bottle of Graffigna Pinot Grigio
> 1 L Ginger Ale
> Add all ingredients to a pitcher. Add fresh or frozen peach slices. 
> Stir and enjoy.
> Serves 8.

Peach & Cranberry
> 1.5 oz. Polar Ice Ontario Peach
> 4 oz. Cranberry Juice
> Add all ingredients to a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Polar Ice Ontario Peach is a seasonal offering only, but is expected to be sold throughout the full year, only available at the LCBO in Ontario, priced at $27.70 for a 750 ml bottle. 

Eden Grove Cider also debuts its line of alcoholic beverages, beginning with Perfect Pear, a pairing of Ontario’s star pear varietals Bosc and Bartlett. Using only pears hand-picked at the peak of their ripeness, Perfect Pear Cider combines the Bartlett’s smooth buttery texture with the Bosc’s juicy sweetness to produce a well-balanced, gluten-free and vegan friendly cider.

Founded by mother and son duo Pat Macdonald and Ian Macdonald Jr., Eden Grove is made in partnership with farmers. Fruit for each cider is harvested and handpicked from Puddicombe Farms located in Winona County, less than 100 kilometers west of Toronto. In an effort to stay as local as possible and adhere to the farm-to-table concept, the fruit is pressed, fermented and packaged on-site at the farm, which has been in the Puddicombe family since 1797.

“We are proud to work with the Puddicombe family to produce the best cider possible,” says Ian Macdonald Jr., co-owner of Eden Grove Cider. “The first in our soon-to-be line of ciders, Perfect Pear, fills a need in the market for a deliciously pure and simple cider, made with all locally sourced ingredients.”

Best served cold, Perfect Pear has a crisp taste, semi-dry in character. With a light palate profile and balanced acidity, the refreshing cider is a subtly sweet alternative to radlers and white wines. Ideal as a thirst quencher on its own, the cider also pairs well with salads, fried foods, grilled meats and vegetables, burgers, sausages, creamy cheese, curries and spicier fare.

Perfect Pear is now available in more than 60 LCBO stores across the province, with additional varieties of Eden Grove Cider making their way to shelves soon.

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